Strange Charmed Life Reaction and bad language

Anna Skarzynska theania at freeuk.com
Sun Apr 8 13:17:56 EDT 2001


Bill Edminster:
>   Although I have not been in every bathroom in the US, I've never run
across an
> American "room with a bath" that didn't also have a toilet in it.  It was
> disconcerting to go to the UK and find that that the hotel had rooms
devoted to
> the bath.  We don't use bathroom to avoid saying toilet or whatever, we
just
> don't notice the distinction these days.

That explains it, partially at least.
>
> Sally Odgers wrote:
> > In Aus we say loo/toilet or sh*thouse (vulgar).

Does the saying "built like a brick sh*thouse" exist outside the British
Isles? (I once heard a v. well spoken lady on the radio saying something
about being built like a brick outhouse, which amused me somewhat)
Ania



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